Sanami Kawada

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UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was to investigate myocardial uptake of 123I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) in patients with pure autonomic failure (PAF), which has pathologic features in common with idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). METHODS Six patients with PAF, 130 with IPD, 21 with DLB, 9 with corticobasal(More)
Limbic encephalitis is a rare central nervous system (CNS) manifestation of relapsing polychondritis (RP). Vasculitis is assumed to be the cause of CNS involvement in RP. Several studies, however, have described CNS involvement in RP with no evidence of vasculitis but with a more nonspecific inflammatory picture. We report a patient with limbic encephalitis(More)
BACKGROUND Alteplase, a recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), was approved for patients with acute ischemic stroke within 3 hours of stroke onset in Japan in October 2005 at a dose of 0.6 mg/kg. The aim of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of alteplase in elderly patients in Japan. METHODS One hundred twenty-nine consecutive(More)
BACKGROUND Triptans are effective for immediate relief of episodic cluster headache (CH) but do not reduce the frequency of attacks. Intravenous bolus injection of corticosteroids like methylprednisolone (MP) has been reported to decrease the frequency of CH attacks. We validated the prophylactic efficacy of MP pulse therapy by monitoring CH recurrence over(More)
OBJECTIVES Our objective was to study the potential utility of multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) to identify both cardiac embolic sources and coronary artery disease (CAD) in embolic-stroke patients. METHODS We performed MDCT for 184 patients with embolic stroke but without known CAD. Twenty-six patients had atrial fibrillation. We investigated the(More)
BACKGROUND Multidetector computed tomography angiography (MDCTA) is useful to inspect cardiovascular pathologic changes with minimal invasiveness. Here we evaluated the usefulness of MDCTA to determine the cause of acute multiple brain infarction (AMBI). METHODS AMBI was defined as multiple recent infarcts demonstrated on diffusion-weighted imaging. A new(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, ischemic stroke has emerged as a new coronary artery disease (CAD) risk equivalent. Our purpose is to study the prevalence of CAD in ischemic stroke patients compared with that in non-stroke patients. METHODS AND RESULTS We measured coronary calcium score (CCS) in 151 ischemic stroke patients without known CAD (stroke group) and(More)
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